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Buffini, Moira

Works: 63 works in 232 publications in 7 languages and 5,081 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Historical films  History  Biographical films  Vampire films  Romantic comedy films  Comedy films  Monologues (Drama) 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Lyricist, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Moira Buffini
Most widely held works by Moira Buffini
Jane Eyre by Cary Joji Fukunaga( Visual )

48 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When orphaned governess Jane Eyre arrives at imposing Thornfield Hall, she's intrigued by her brooding, wealthy employer, Rochester. His dark moods and the strange occurrences in the house lead her to discover a terrible secret that he had hoped to hide from her forever
Viceroy's house by Gurinder Chadha( Visual )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viceroy's House in Delhi was the home of the British rulers of India. After 300 years, that rule was coming to an end. For 6 months in 1947, Lord Mountbatten, great grandson of Queen Victoria, assumed the post of the last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people. A decision was taken to divide the country and create a new Muslim homeland: Pakistan. It was a decision whose consequences reverberate to this day. The end of an empire, the birth of two nations
Tamara Drewe by Stephen Frears( Visual )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tamara Drewe was an ugly duckling when she left town. Years later, she is a sexy swan who has returned to her hometown after the death of her mother. Her plans are to refurbish the family home and put it on the market. It isn't long before Tamara finds herself pursued by three men from her past: Andy, her former boyfriend, Ben, the drummer with a local rock band, and Nicholas, the boy she was infatuated with in her teens
Byzantium( Visual )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In director Neil Jordan's vampire thriller a mother and daughter struggle to hide their bloody secret from their adopted community. Having survived for over 200 years, itinerant single mother Clara (Gemma Arterton) and her daughter Eleanor (Saoirse Ronan) are offered shelter at the down-at-heel Byzantium guest house when they arrive at a rundown seaside resort. Whilst her cold-hearted mother plies her trade as a prostitute to keep their heads above water and indulges her bloodletting at any opportunity, Eleanor wrestles with keeping her secret from her latest love, Frank (Caleb Landry Jones). But when the truth finally spreads its way through the local population, the arrival of two strangers belonging to an all-male vampire sect known as 'The Brotherhood' heralds a reckoning neither woman is prepared for
Singular (female) voices( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three plays for one actress, all featuring mothers on the edge. Two have already been staged, the third is a new piece by Catherine Johnson
Welcome to Thebes by Moira Buffini( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Faced with an impoverished population, a shattered infrastructure and a volatile army, the first democratic president of Thebes, Eurydice, promises peace to her nation. Without the aid of Theseus, the leader of the vastly wealthy state of Athens, she doesn't stand a chance. But Theseus is arrogant, mercurial and motivated by profit. A swaggering opposition circles, impatient for insurrection. The body of the former dictator lies unburied. Set in the present day but inspired by ancient myth, this play offers a passionate exploration of an encounter between the world's richest and the world's poorest countries in the aftermath of a brutal war."--Cover
Loveplay by Moira Buffini( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and Swedish and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Witty, sexy, powerful, Loveplay follows a trail of seductions, transactions and encounters that take place in the same location in London across 2000 years. A search for love, through time and history"--Back cover
Dinner by Moira Buffini( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An artist, a scientist and a sexpot are coming to dinner. Paige, hostess extraordinaire, is celebrating the publication of her husband's bestseller. The arrival of Mike, marooned in the foggy lane after crashing his van, provides an unexpected addition to the evening's entertainment. A silent waiter, sourced from an obscure website, completes the picture. Primordial Soup is first on the menu let the dinner from hell begin
Plays one : Blavatsky's tower, Gabriel, Silence, Loveplay by Moira Buffini( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silence by Moira Buffini( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A typical end of the millennium story involving cross dressing, hallucinogenic drugs, confused sexuality, alternative religions and apocalyptic dreams. End of the first millennium, that is. A not-so-pure Maiden is sent to marry a not-so-manly Lord, who is advised by a not-so-celibate Priest and protected by a not-so-insensitive Thug, in an England ruled by a King who will not get out of bed. 'Silence' was first performed at The Door, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, in October 1999
Greenland by Moira Buffini( Book )

5 editions published between 1819 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What on earth is happening to our planet? And who knows what to do? Certainties are few: every living thing is related to every other living thing; our actions have consequences; change is continual and inevitable. The National Theatre asked four of the country's most exciting writers to investigate. The team spent six months interviewing key individuals from the worlds of science, politics, business and philosophy to create a fast-paced and provocative new play. Greenland premiered at the National Theatre, London, in February 2011
Dying for it by Moira Buffini( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hallway-dwelling Semyon is unemployed and disheartened with life. When his last hope at turning his life around disappears he decides to commit suicide, only to find that a number of people would like him to die on their behalf. On the night of the deed, a party grows towards a glorious climax. Moira Buffini has freely adapted Nikolai Erdman's 'The Suicide', which was banned by Stalin before a single performance, to create 'Dying For It'. It premiered at the Almeida Theatre, London in March 2007
Handbagged by Moira Buffini( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Handbags, hairspray and sensible shoes. The monarch - Liz. Her most powerful subject - Maggie. One believed there was no such thing as society. The other had vowed to serve it."--Publisher description
Plays two by Moira Buffini( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atonement ; Pride & prejudice ; Jane Eyre ; Elizabeth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gabriel by Moira Buffini( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The drama is set around a largely forgotten moment in British history - the German occupation of the Channel Islands during World War II. A naked young man washes up on a Guernsey beach. Unnervingly handsome, he is fluent in both German and English but has no recollection of who he is. Patriot or Nazi innocent, or madman, or does it depend entirely on your point of view? 'Gabriel' explores the heart of memory, identity and imagination, as well as the lies people tell themselves and each other to make the darkness light again. It was first performed at the Soho Theatre, London, in May 1997
Handbagged (NHB Modern Plays) by Moira Buffini( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For over a decade Margaret Thatcher met the Queen for a weekly audience. With all her previous Prime Ministers the Queen enjoyed a fairly informal relationship, but with Mrs Thatcher, things were different. Handbagged speculates on the relationship between these two very powerful and private women. This is the earlier, one-act version of Moira Buffini's later full length play of the same name. This play premiered as part of the Women, Power & Politics season at the Tricycle Theatre in 2010
Marianne dreams by Moira Buffini( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On her tenth birthday, Marianne is forced to bed with a fever. Picking up a pencil she starts to draw a house. That night she dreams. As Marianne sleeps, she finds herself transported to the house she has drawn, and the mysterious world that lies beyond. Together with a strange but familiar boy, she embarks on an adventure that runs between reality and dream by Moira Buffini( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aly is struggling with all the pressures of being a teenager : family, school, friends and her own insecurities. Then she discovers : a mysterious online world where, perhaps, she can create a whole new life. The web becomes her looking-glass - but will Aly see who she really is?
Jane Eyre( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angleterre, XIXème siècle. Jane Eyre est engagée comme préceptrice de la petite Adèle chez le riche Edward Rochester. Cet homme ombrageux ne tarde pas à être sensible aux charmes de la jeune orpheline. C'est le début d'une folle passion
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Singular (female) voices
Welcome to ThebesLoveplayPlays one : Blavatsky's tower, Gabriel, Silence, LoveplayDying for itMarianne dreams
Alternative Names
Moira Buffini actrice, dramaturge et metteuse en scène, scénariste

Moira Buffini British dramatist

Moira Buffini Brits toneelschrijfster

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